| The Bear and the Serpent by Adrian Tchaikovsky |
Last week, Tor UK revealed the cover art for The Bear and the Serpent, the second book in the Echoes of the Fall series by Adrian Tchaikovsky. The first book, The Tiger and the Wolf, was a stunning introduction to this mesmerising new world and, if the cover and premise for this second novel is anything to go by, The Bear and the Serpent is set to storm the fantasy world in 2017. With another beautiful offering from Tor designer Neil Lang, this cover is simple but wonderfully effective, and is yet another Tchaikovsky novel which I cannot wait to read.
The Bear and the Serpent
Book Two of the Echoes of the Fall
by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Artwork by Neil Lang
Tor UK – March 2017
| Synopsis |
Maniye, child of Wolf and Tiger, has a new soul and a new shape. But as Champion of the Crown of the World, does she represent an opportunity for the North – or a threat? Travelling as a bodyguard to the Southern prince, with her warband of outcasts, she hopes to finally discover her true place in the world.
But if only it was that simple. Tensions rise, and new allies face up to old enemies as civil war threatens to tear the South apart. Royal twins can’t share a throne, so one must be chosen. And whoever rules the southern Sun River Nation will hold the fate of the world in their hands. As the protector of one potential heir, Maniye soon finds herself at the eye of a political storm. Yet all the while, an enemy from the most ancient of times prepares for conquest, and could destroy everything in their path…
What do you think of the cover for The Bear and the Serpent? Does this sound like something you would read?